D-backs rest Putz after dive leaves him stiff

D-backs rest Putz after dive leaves him stiff

D-backs rest Putz after dive leaves him stiff
PHOENIX -- D-backs manager Kirk Gibson stayed away from using J.J. Putz in a save situation Wednesday, one day after the closer recorded the final out of the game by diving to stop a ground ball.

Setup man David Hernandez retired the side in order in the ninth in Arizona's 6-3 win over the Astros.

"J.J.'s been on the DL for us and [Tuesday] night he exerted a lot and he was just a little ... we don't want to push him right now, so we went with David," Gibson said.

Putz dived for Jose Altuve's dribbler and landed hard on his left side Tuesday.

"I was a little stiff today," he said. "I should be ready to go [Thursday]."